I got back from my sheep hunt about a week ago. Like Blackfoot said in a different post, I was in an area known for rams dying of old age at 7/8, so unfortunately I prepared myself to count rings in order to make my sheep legal by age and not full curl. It started off my me driving from Delta to Fairbanks to catch my flight and it was so smokey I ended up driving to ANC so I wouldn't miss my flight as many had already been canceled. Flying into our area we saw many sheep. We landed and set up camp and had sheep within 200 yards in a couple of hours. The next day (Sun 8/9) the day before sheep opened we saw a griz while scouting for sheep. I made stalk on him and while I was making my way down the creek, he was making his way up the creek and I was surprised to see him at 40 yards. I dropped him in his tracks and he never knew we were there. I wish I had my bow with me. He squared 7'9" and had a 23" skull. We saw over 200 sheep over the week, but most of the sheep were 3/4 or less. I shot this 9 year old sheep 6 miles from our camp on Friday(8/14). His horns are 32"X12 1/2". He's 7/8, but looks less than that in the pic because of the angle. It was a really brutal hunt with tons of walking, as most sheep hunts are I guess, but this was my first one. The weather was incredibly nice with sunny warm days. It only rained the last night after we had packed my sheep back into camp. Incredible hunt and my most rewarding hunt ever.